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Mentorship in Education: A bibliometric analysis of 100 top-cited articles by Marzoq Bataeineh (PhD) 1,Murtaza Ashiq2, Ikram Ul Haq3, Shafiq ur Rehman4
This is the first study of its kind to investigate the 100 most cited articles of mentoring in education that indexed in the world-leading database, i.e., Web of Science. The objectives are to find out publishing trends, authorship patterns, principal authors, highly productive countries, commonly mentioned features in the journals (title, rate, quartile, country, age and the effect of citations) and organization within 100 most cited articles of mentoring in education. Bibliometrics analysis was used to draw the inferences. This study cover 45 years from 1970 to 2014. The result shows that the 100 most cited mentorship articles received 5448 citations ranging from 228 to minimum 27. The number of articles and citations have gradually increased significantly. The United States is the main contributor to the 100 most cited mentoring articles in education.